will help companies to ensure a more efficient management of chemicals and to substitute hazardous substances

Chemical safety is a competitive advantage for Scanfil.

Scanfil, the partner of the FFR2 project, is engaged in the production of telecommunications and industrial electronics. Unfortunately, both fields require the use of hazardous chemicals.

The factory uses over 300 hazardous chemicals on a daily basis. Procedures for handling these chemicals are well-established and integrated into the work environment. Regular employee training ensures that all activities are carried out according to the company’s best practices. However, new knowledge and practices are constantly emerging, making it essential to better implement chemical risk management systems in everyday practice. This ultimately reduces the use of hazardous substances, exposure to them, and potential emissions.

As one of the project's activities, Scanfil is implementing a new chemical management software that will allow better insight into the purchase and use of chemicals. The system provides information on which workstations use the most hazardous chemicals and allows for the implementation of effective workplace safety measures. Additionally, the system collects safety data sheets and makes them accessible to employees.

The focus of project activities is to replace carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic (CMR) chemicals with safer alternatives. Potential alternatives will be tested and analyzed for their benefits in terms of both economic and environmental impact in the production process.

Improving storage conditions for chemicals used in galvanization is also part of the plan. The current storage space is narrow, and the chemicals no longer fit. Safety improvements will be made in the chemical storage area to comply with all requirements.

Furthermore, the company aims to enhance the wastewater treatment system to better capture hazardous chemicals and meet industry standards. New end-of-pipe solutions are needed, and the project aims to identify and implement them.

Scanfil's environmental and work environment policy states that work is constantly being done to prevent harmful environmental impact. Therefore, one of the environmental goals is to constantly look for alternatives to replace the hazardous chemicals used in production processes. This goal is also fulfilled during the activities of the FFR2 project.